Collaborative Divorce Law- Often The Best Alternative for Divorcing Couples
Please ask us about Collaborative Divorce Law! It’s the best way to go for many.
It doesn’t have to be this way. A growing number of divorcing couples are choosing this more cost effective, private way to end their relationship constructively rather than destructively. Professionals including divorce lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial specialists have been working with a more constructive alternative to the traditionally litigated divorce. These professionals have developed the Collaborative Law Practice model.
Collaborative Law Practice is a reasonable approach to divorce based on some core principles:
- A pledge not to go to court
- An honest exchange of information by both spouses
- A solution that takes into account the priorities and interests of both adults and their children
- An empowerment of the clients to choose the options that work best for them.
Mutual respect is fundamental to the collaborative way. When respect is given and received, discussions are more productive and an agreement reached more easily.
Please ask us for more information about the collaborative process. You may want to visit the website for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (www.collaborativepractice.com) for many informative articles. Also, please visit the websites of our distinguished local collaborative law groups of attorneys (Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals) who are committed to assisting clients avail themselves of this more cost effective and emotionally sensitive approach of handling divorce (www.tbaq.org) and NGD (www.nextgenerationdivorce.com).
Divorce Mediation – Alternative Ways to Resolve Disputes
A key component of any successful litigation practice is the ability to help clients solve legal disputes efficiently. In every instance, Mr. Himes believes in allowing divorce clients to avoid the necessity of the courtroom when possible by resolving marital disputes before they develop into full-blown problems requiring judicial involvement. He also has extensive experience with the use of mediation in the dissolution of marriage process and has been a certified mediator himself. This experience, combined with his extensive trial experience, usually allows us to successfully resolve problems for our clients without a trial.
Traditional Divorce Litigation- When All Else Fails
If reasonable negotiations fail, and if the risks and the significant costs of traditional litigation are understood and agreed to, we can thoroughly prepare your case for trial and present it in the way best calculated to achieve for you what the law provides under the circumstances of your particular case.